JAKARTA The men's and women's indoor hockey national team was given the target of locking the sixth position at the Hangzhou 2023 Asian Games, China, which took place from September 23 to October 8. The following is the match schedule for the Red and White team.
Head coach of the Indonesian Hockey Indoor National Team Muhammad Dharma Raj said the map of power in Asia and Southeast Asia was very different. Therefore, the target is good.
"The competition at the Asian Games is different from the SEA Games. So, we only target to enter the top six and it's good because the opponents we face are quite heavy. However, we will still try to give our best," he said.
Indonesia's hockey achievement since being handled by Dharma Raj has experienced quite encouraging developments. Thanks to his cold hands, the Indonesian men's and women's indoor hockey national team were able to visit the 2022 Asian Games Hangzhou.
In addition, he was also successful in bringing the Indonesian men's indoor hockey national team to make history for the first time winning a gold medal after defeating the leading Malaysian team at the 2023 SEA Games in Cambodia.
Before appearing at this year's edition of the Asian Games, Dharma's team first underwent a warm-up match. The men's team will face Singapore, while the women will face Hong Kong.
"This warm-up match is important to see the shortcomings that are still there so that it can be further enhanced before undergoing the preliminary round match," said Dharma Raj.
"Their physical condition is quite excellent and no one has suffered an injury. Likewise, their mental competition is quite good after undergoing training camps and a series of trials in Malaysia," he added.
In the preliminary phase, the Indonesian men's indoor hockey national team is in Group B with South Korea, Malaysia, China, Oman, and Thailand. Meanwhile, the women's indoor hockey national team in Group B is with Japan, China, Thailand, and Kazakhstan.
Men's Indoor Hockey Sport Group:
India, Pakistan, Japan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Uzbekistan
South Korea, Malaysia, China, Oman, Thailand, Indonesia
Women's Indoor Hockey Group:
India, South Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore
Japan, China, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Indonesia
Match Schedule For The Indonesian Men's Indoor Hockey National Team:
September 24, Indonesia vs South Korea
September 26, Indonesia vs China
September 28, Indonesia vs Malaysia
September 30, Oman vs Indonesia
October 2, Thailand vs Indonesia
Match Schedule For The Indonesian Women's Indoor Hockey National Team:
September 25, China vs Indonesia
September 27, Japan vs Indonesia
September 29, Kazakhstan vs Indonesia
October 1, Indonesia vs Thailand
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